The dog that trots about finds a bone.
Wherever you are - be all there.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Never complain and never explain.
If you think you can do it, you can.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Only the educated are free.
You never know what motivates you.
Always desire to learn something useful.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
We have the best government that money can buy.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.